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July 21, 2014
08:44 EDTMTLMechel receives Russian Railways Certification for shipping rail batch
Mechel OAO reports the beginning of the certification process for its 100-meter rails intended for general use, produced at Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant's universal rolling mill. A batch of rails produced at Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant was sent to the town of Scherbinka near Moscow for laboratory and field tests at the experimental railway ring of Railway Research Institute JSC. As per the requirements set in the Certification Register of Federal Railways, the rails' right to undergo certification was confirmed during preliminary tests that were held at Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant by a Russian Railways commission. The plant's rail products passed preliminary testing on all points and are fully up to Russian Railways demands. The rails certification batch was produced using a unique technology of heat treatment in an organic polymer solution, which has no analogies in Russia. The universal rolling mill's annual capacity is 1.1M tonnes. Once the mill reaches its project capacity, it will supply up to 400,000 tonnes of rails intended for general use, of high resistance to wear and contact endurance for high-speed railways, as well as rails for use in low temperatures.
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April 7, 2015
09:31 EDTMTLMechel signs agreement with Russian Railways Transportation Service
Mechel reports signing a new agreement with Russian Railways OAO's Center of Corporate Transportation Services, including organization of cargo train traffic by reserved routes with fixed arrival and departure times. The agreement is valid from April 1, 2015 till December 31, 2015. As Elga Coal Complex continues to develop, the company plans to extend the practice of traffic control using fixed schedules. Cargo trains are planned to be formed at Ulak station which is linked by a direct railway to the Elga deposit.

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